What does RENT mean?

Definitions for RENTrɛnt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word RENT.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rent(noun)

    a payment or series of payments made by the lessee to an owner for use of some property, facility, equipment, or service

  2. rip, rent, snag, split, tear(noun)

    an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart

    "there was a rip in his pants"; "she had snags in her stockings"

  3. economic rent, rent(noun)

    the return derived from cultivated land in excess of that derived from the poorest land cultivated under similar conditions

  4. rent, rip, split(verb)

    the act of rending or ripping or splitting something

    "he gave the envelope a vigorous rip"

  5. rent, lease(verb)

    let for money

    "We rented our apartment to friends while we were abroad"

  6. lease, let, rent(verb)

    grant use or occupation of under a term of contract

    "I am leasing my country estate to some foreigners"

  7. lease, rent, hire, charter, engage, take(verb)

    engage for service under a term of contract

    "We took an apartment on a quiet street"; "Let's rent a car"; "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"

  8. rent, hire, charter, lease(verb)

    hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rent

    of Rend

  2. Rent(verb)

    to rant

  3. Rent

    imp. & p. p. of Rend

  4. Rent(noun)

    an opening made by rending; a break or breach made by force; a tear

  5. Rent(noun)

    figuratively, a schism; a rupture of harmony; a separation; as, a rent in the church

  6. Rent(verb)

    to tear. See Rend

  7. Rent(noun)

    income; revenue. See Catel

  8. Rent(noun)

    pay; reward; share; toll

  9. Rent(noun)

    a certain periodical profit, whether in money, provisions, chattels, or labor, issuing out of lands and tenements in payment for the use; commonly, a certain pecuniary sum agreed upon between a tenant and his landlord, paid at fixed intervals by the lessee to the lessor, for the use of land or its appendages; as, rent for a farm, a house, a park, etc

  10. Rent(noun)

    to grant the possession and enjoyment of, for a rent; to lease; as, the owwner of an estate or house rents it

  11. Rent(noun)

    to take and hold under an agreement to pay rent; as, the tennant rents an estate of the owner

  12. Rent(verb)

    to be leased, or let for rent; as, an estate rents for five hundred dollars a year

  13. Origin: [F. renter. See Rent, n.]


  1. Rent

    Rent is a rock musical with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La bohème. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York City's Lower East Side in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The musical was first seen in a limited three-week workshop production at New York Theatre Workshop in 1994. This same off-Broadway theatre was also the musical's initial home following its official January 25, 1996 opening. The show's creator, Jonathan Larson, died suddenly the night before the off-Broadway premiere. The show won a Pulitzer Prize, and the production was a hit. The musical moved to Broadway's larger Nederlander Theatre on April 29, 1996. On Broadway, Rent gained critical acclaim and won a Tony Award for Best Musical among other awards. The Broadway production closed on September 7, 2008 after a 12-year run of 5,123 performances, the ninth longest-running Broadway show at the time. The production grossed over $280 million. The success of the show led to several national tours and numerous foreign productions. In 2005 it was adapted into a motion picture that features most of the original cast members.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rent

    rent, n. an opening made by rending: fissure: break: tear: a schism, as a rent in a church. [Rend.]

  2. Rent

    rent, n. annual payment in return for the use of property held of another, esp. houses and lands: revenue.—v.t. to hold or occupy by paying rent: to let, or to hire, for a rent.—v.i. to be let for rent: to endow.—adj. Rent′able.—ns. Rent′al, a schedule or account of rents, with the tenants' names, &c.: a rent-roll: rent; Rent′aller; Rent′-charge, a rent on a conveyance of land in fee simple; Rent′-day, the day on which rents are paid; Rente (Fr.), annual income; Rent′er, one who holds by paying rent for; Rent′er-ward′en, the warden of a company who receives rents.—adj. Rent′-free, without payment of rent.—ns. Rent′-gath′erer, a collector of rents; Rent′-roll, a roll or account of rents: a rental or schedule of rents. [Fr. rente—L. reddita (pecunia), money paid—reddĕre, to pay.]

  3. Rent

    rent, pa.t. and pa.p. of rend.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'RENT' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3705

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'RENT' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2156

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'RENT' in Nouns Frequency: #1220

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'RENT' in Verbs Frequency: #910


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of RENT in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of RENT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jeremy Piven:

    I usually rent a flat, as they call it.

  2. Damaso Mejia:

    We don't receive enough money to pay the rent.

  3. Dan Boria:

    It would have been cheaper for him to rent a billboard.

  4. Dale Vietmeier:

    It was totally a shock, he paid his rent early or on time.

  5. Kelly Pasco:

    They bring the Lycra and we rent them the carbon fiber bikes.

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Translations for RENT

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • استأجر, أجرةArabic
  • отдавам, наем, заемам, наемам, наема, давам, дам, заема, отдам, рентаBulgarian
  • lloguer, llogarCatalan, Valencian
  • nájem, nájemné, pronajmoutCzech
  • husleje, leje, leje udDanish
  • vermieten, Miete, mietenGerman
  • ενοίκιο, μισθώνω, μίσθωμα, σχίσιμο, ενοικιάζωGreek
  • luo, lui, luigiEsperanto
  • rentar, renta, rasgadura, alquilar, alquiler, arrendarSpanish
  • اجاره دادن, کرایه, کرایه کردن, اجاره, اجاره کردنPersian
  • vuokra, vuokrataFinnish
  • louer, loyerFrench
  • cíosIrish
  • thoir seachad air mhàl, màl, gabh air mhàlScottish Gaelic
  • भाड़ा, किरायाHindi
  • kiadó, kiven, lakbérHungarian
  • menyewaIndonesian
  • lacerazione, affitto, strappo, scissione, affittare, fitto, squarcioItalian
  • השכרהHebrew
  • 貸し借りする, 借りる, 家賃, 賃借, 借り賃, 貸すJapanese
  • 빌려주다Korean
  • کرێ, کرێ گرتنKurdish
  • Loyer, lounenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • noma, nomātLatvian
  • rētiMāori
  • закупува, наемнина, станарина, закупнина, кирија, изнајмуваMacedonian
  • verhuren, schisma, kloof, huur, scheur, huren, scheiding, barstDutch
  • aluguel, alugar, rendaPortuguese
  • rentă, locațiune, chirie, închiria, arendaRomanian
  • снять, нанимать, прокат, аренда, брать напрокат, сдавать, квартплата, взять напрокат, сдать, арендная плата, сдавать в аренду, квартирная плата, прореха, нанять, снимать, плата за прокатRussian
  • stanàrina, станарина, кирија, najamnìna, kirijaSerbo-Croatian
  • hyra ut, hyraSwedish
  • అద్దెTelugu
  • کرایہ, بھاڑاUrdu
  • 租金Chinese

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